We help families with young children through a combination of home visiting support, group support and social activities. We match the needs of the family with trained volunteers who provide emotional and practical support. Support is free, confidential and non-judgemental. Home visiting volunteers call by every week, for a couple of hours, for as long as the family needs support, or until the youngest child turns five or starts full-time education.

Home-Start Newark accepts referrals from:

  • Health visitors
  • GPs
  • Professionals in social care and child care
  • Professionals in mental health, education, early years and probation
  • Families themselves (25% of Home-Start Newark Newark families self-refer)

If you would like our support:

  • Contact us on 01636 705011 and speak to one of us in the office
  • Call in to Castle House, Great North Road, Newark, NG24 1BY
  • Click on the 'contact us' button or message us through Facebook 

Referrers should:

  • Discuss Home-Start Newark with the family – due to the new GDPR families are now required to read and sign the attached Privacy Notice and Consent Statement if you are making a referral for support.
  • Establish the family has at least one child under five – this is key to Home-Start Newark support
  • Contact Home-Start Newark on 01636 705011 and follow their referral process by completing the referral form below

Home-Start Newark will:

  • Set up an initial visit with the family to discuss their needs
  • Carefully match the skills and experiences of a volunteer to the needs of the family
  • Introduce the volunteer to the family
  • Let you know when Home-Start Newark support starts and ends
  • Keep you informed about progress
  • Monitor and assess their support

Referral Form

Funded and supported by
  • CHildren in Need Funded
  • Nottinghamshire Council
  • Newark and Sherwood District Council